Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Ann Scutt - Day 12 Completed the sampler

Thanks to the snow days last week and having time this weekend and stitching into the night,  I was able to finish Ann Scutt this evening.
This sampler is beautiful - it is a sampler that has many bands that are commonly found in samplers of this time period.  The unique feature of this sampler is the way so much interest is created by the placement of stitches and within the confines of a very limited color palette. Only 4 colors are used : blue, green, gold and a scant amount of red.  It is a good study in color and design, as well as stitch texture.
Even though this sampler is listed as an 'advanced' sampler I would strongly recommend it for anyone... it is 'logical' and easy to count and stitch because of it's fairly symmetrical bands.  The
stitches used are mostly cross stitch, satin stitch, double running and Montenegrin stitch in straight lines.  I added other stitches to keep it interesting and I wanted to study their effects - the stitches added were a variety of pulled thread stitches, fly, Algerian eyelets but in general, I do think that a motivated beginner could work their way through this one band at a time.

I will write more on this a bit later but here are some pictures of the last few bands for now :

Ann Scutt - Day 12 Completed sampler
The Song of the Needle 
Ann Scutt - Day 12 Completed sampler
The Song of the Needle 

Ann Scutt - Day 12 Completed sampler
The Song of the Needle 


Ann Scutt - Day 12 Completed sampler
The Song of the Needle 


Ann Scutt - Day 12 Completed sampler
The Song of the Needle 

3 comments:

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful Did you stitch this in 12 days? Your needles must be smoking

Elizabeth Ann said...

Stunning!

Debbie Bauer said...

Your sampler is amazing. You convinced me, I ordered it along with the Boscobel Oak.